John Gilmour is the chair of the BRIDGE Board of Directors and is one of its founders. He is also the founder and director of the LEAP Science and Maths Schools, which aim to transform the lives of disadvantaged youth as well as the communities from which they come. John is passionate about working to create innovative and meaningful educational frameworks and systems that address inequity within the South African Education system. John has served on the BRIDGE Board since its inception in 2009.
Teboho Mahuma sits on the Board of Directors at BRIDGE. She is a consultant providing technical and advisory services to a variety of organisations, primarily in the private and non-profit sectors. Teboho is passionate about empowerment, especially in relation to youth, and is committed to promoting good governance and accountability in organisations. Teboho has served on the BRIDGE Board since 2010.
John Volmink sits on the Board of Directors at BRIDGE. John is currently the Chairperson of MIET Africa and provides leadership to the boards of several South African non-governmental development organisations involved in education, health and community upliftment. His key interests are curriculum reform and transformation in education in South Africa. He has served on the BRIDGE Board since 2014.
Shafika Isaacs sits on the Board of Directors at BRIDGE. She is a professional coach and independent consultant who specializes in the enabling role of digital technologies in promoting quality education for all. She has worked with many international and local organisations on policies, strategies and implementation programmes that promote universal access, quality and equity in education. She has served on the BRIDGE Board since 2015.
Samuel Isaacs sits on the Board of directors at BRIDGE. Samuel is currently retired, having previously served as the first chairperson of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) between 1996 and 1997, and then as Chief Executive Officer for a fifteen year period between 1997 and 2012. Samuel was also previously Director of Pentech’s Centre for Continuing Education, and an ordained Anglican priest (a permanent vocation, concurrent with others). He has served on the BRIDGE Board since 2015.
Nonhlanhla Masina was born and raised in Tsakane is a Wits graduate in the sciences who is passionate about revolutionizing education. Her active engagement in the education sector formally started in 2006 she founded the Tsakane Math and Science holiday programme. This was in attempts to bridge the gap between high school and tertiary education which highlighted the plight of township students and inspired her to co-found the African School for Excellence in 2011.
Alastair Campbell sits on the Board of Directors at BRIDGE. Alastair is currently the MD of Vantage GreenX – a debt fund with a focus on sustainable energy. He also sits on the Board of Pridwin School. Prior to joining Vantage GreenX, Alastair spent 17 years working for the Standard Bank Group, both in London (7 years) and then South Africa (10 years), where he was the head of Power Sector Finance. Alastair is a CA(SA) and his primary focus, while sitting on the Board of BRIDGE, is on its financial position. He joined the Board in April 2016.
We will continue to develop the BRIDGE that will keep bringing the ordinary exceptional people together to develop and drive the necessary social movement required for real positive sustained social change.